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Bangladesh defeat Pakistan in T20: Pakistan out of Asia Cup

DHAKA (DNA).. Bangladesh defeated Pakistan in T20 match played in connection with Asia Cup. Pakistan scored 120 in alloted 20 overs. Pakistan chose to bat first after winning the toss. Bangladesh team completed the target in last over and won by five wickets. Pakistan is not out of the Asia Cup race. 

Neelum-Jhelum Hydel Project reviewed

 ISLAMABAD, 02 MAR (DNA) – A high level meeting with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair reviewed the progress on Neelum Jhelum Hydel power Project in Islamabad on Wednesday.  The Prime Minister was given detailed briefing on various aspects of the project during the meeting.  The Prime Minister directed Secretary Ministry of Water & Power to submit a bi-weekly report on the status review of the project to PM office. All those related to the Project management of Neelum Jhelum must shift to the site of the projectRead More

Direct talks with Taliban to help in peace efforts: Sartaj

WASHINGTON, 02 MAR (DNA) – Adviser on Foreign Relations Sartaj Aziz says direct talks between the Taliban and Afghan officials would help strength efforts for peace in Afghanistan.  Speaking at an event organised by the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, the Adviser hoped the meeting between the Afghan government and the Taliban could take place in coming ten to fifteen days.  The Adviser said reconciliation is imperative for putting a halt to insurgency and attaining lasting peace in Afghanistan. Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan will not become peaceful unless peaceRead More

COAS meets Afghan president, top US defence leadership in Kabu

KABUL: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday made a brief stopover in Kabul where he attended the Change of Command Ceremony for the Resolute Support Mission and met with top Afghan leadership, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Asim Bajwa said. The COAS discussed regional security and border management in meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, United States (US) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Gen Joseph Dunford, Gen Lloyd J. Austin Commander US Central Command (Centcom) and Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen Nicholson. The meetingsRead More

Afridi does not deserve a place in the team: Miandad

ISLAMABAD: Defeat against India has frustrated every Pakistan cricket fan. And on Tuesday the great Javed Miandad also joined the chorus with some very blunt views on captain Shahid Afridi. India overcame a fiery spell from Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir to pummel their opponents by five wickets in a key Asia Cup T20 match in Mirpur, Bangladesh, on Feb 27. Batting first, Pakistan were wrapped up for a humiliating 83 runs as they avoided their lowest T20 score by just 9 runs. Miandad criticised the national side for its meekRead More

NAB summons former envoy to Britain for misusing funds

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday summoned former Pakistan high commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, to explain irregularities worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in the high commission’s accounts, officials said. In a notification issued to Hasan, he has been instructed to appear before the investigating officer on Mar 15 and answer specific questions on allegations of ‘embezzlement’. The former envoy has been sent a set of questions by the accountability watchdog, which is seeking explanations from him on expenditures he authorised during his term as theRead More